JREnsey Mid-month blog for June 2020

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The Word for Today

Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me—a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus. Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you” (II Timothy 1:14 NLT).

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STOLEN!

More has been stolen in the last three weeks than TVs from Target, menswear from Macy’s, or sneakers from the burning Nike store—all witnessed on national media.

A thoughtless policeman stole any vestige of racial harmony that might have remained after the Ferguson, MO riots of a few years ago or the more recent jogger’s death in Georgia.

Talking heads in the media have purloined from our consciousness any hope of healing the political divide in our nation, at least for a long time to come. Recent events have dissolved any sense of safety we might have had to venture onto the streets in any large city.

The pride many Americans had in our nation, its flag, its history, or its symbols and monuments was filched in just a few days. The bronze Texas Ranger statue that graced the Love Field airport in Dallas has been dismantled and removed. Some felt it had to go since it represented law enforcement.

Stripped from us was the patriotism that could be publicly expressed about our flag and what it stands for. A sports icon who spoke up for it had to retract his statement and apologize to his teammates and the mobs in the streets for his misguidance.

Some citizens, particularly women who appeared to be alone, were accosted and made to kneel before a “protester” and apologize for the assumed privilege of the skin color of the majority of Americans. That is an act of blatant racism. True “privilege” might be seen in any city, county, or state government office or institution where one minority race generally dominates. Discipline or termination in those venues is virtually impossible without the threat of lawsuits for “discrimination” based on the term du jour—racism.

Ripped off was our confidence in assurances of protection and safety for all citizens as politicians cowardly praised those in the streets breaking windows to grab some desired item while police were initially told to stand back. When police were organized against the rioters, the mayor of our largest city was televised telling his daughter how proud he was of her that she had joined rioters in the streets throwing projectiles at cops, tossing Molotov cocktails into police cars, shooting and stabbing them in a blood-crazed frenzy. Anarchists cruelly beat a woman with fists and boards for simply asking the looters, “Please don’t do this!” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tEUmmYDUfA). Her begging for mercy fell on deaf ears. No one was listening since she didn’t have the right skin color. The mainstream media were evidently highly selective about which videos would be shared with the public.

Stolen are the minds and hearts of our children, dividing them from faithful parents and leaders, setting them at odds by having kids demand that parents profess solidarity with a certain radical political movement by marching with them or donating to their cause. Refusal draws accusations of racism for the parents and denunciations by their children. My own 10-year old great grandson told me as I pointed out national borders on a globe during a geography lesson, “I don’t believe in borders. We shouldn’t have them. Anyone should be free to come into the country.” His innocent mind is being hijacked by public school teachers who are themselves forced to parrot the leftist narrative.

They hear news media icons suggest that there is genocide of people of color going on by cops, although the data and statistics do not substantiate those claims. (Source: https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2018/crime-in-the-u.s.-2018/tables/table-43 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n5_D59lSjc).

Does intentional police brutality occur? Raphael Mangual, a fellow of the Manhatten Institute, addresses that question. Yes, it has occurred, but statistically it is rare. So does spousal brutality and child abuse/brutality, both far more often than police brutality. The stress of modern life has caused “brutality” to become an all too common scene in this present world. However, Mangual points out that “only 0.03% of interactions with a cop result in use of deadly force.” And how many videos have you seen where cops were having to get tough with a rowdy, resisting white guy? Those rarely get shown. The data do not represent black genocide. But then, does anyone really care about facts? Truth is fallen in the streets.

So after all the thieving, looting and pillaging, what is left? Not much…beyond fear, division and now a hearty portion of self-loathing. Fear had already been instilled by the parodic covid-19, but now there is division among people who had been neighbors for years, telling on each other if social distancing isn’t being fully observed in some setting outside the home. One woman was thrown to the ground and cuffed because her mask was not fully in place on her face and resisted being hassled about it. As for self-loathing, it now seems to be a popular part of the national mindset of those with a light skin color. For an example, see the comments by the white wife of a star football player—“We [white people] are the problem.” Is that not a racist comment?

C’mon, folks. We need to step back from the fires and take a cool breath of sanity and common sense.

There is one hope for America and for your family and mine: the CHURCH, the imperfect people who still love everyone—even the looters and the liars—because they themselves have been loved by a Savior and redeemed by the blood of Christ. It is extremely important what we Christians tell our children about the events of the past few weeks, and how we tell them. Public schools and the social media they are plugged into daily feed them a warped, one-sided narrative that is pure poison in the soul of this nation. They don’t hold back, why should we?

Truth untold is worthless.

If you dare, check out the posts on this clip:

https://twitter.com/ZoomerClips/status/1267657673845075968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fuk-factcheck-blm-woman-knee-idUSKBN23B359

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Whites are NOT the problem

Nor are blacks the problem. Or persons of any other skin color. Foolish remarks by the white wife of a sports icon only exacerbated the recent cultural clashes of the past few weeks. After her husband’s apology for standing up for the flag, she takes the apology a step further: “We [white people] are the problem.” What a racist statement to make in the context of an apology for being racist.

Let’s address the real problem. It is sin. Fornication produces single moms and fatherless homes, climbing to 75% in the black community. It is drug addiction—hard recreational drugs from marijuana to heroin, opiods, and psychiatric mind-altering drugs. It is alcoholism, a factor in tens of thousands of deaths every year. It is the violence that these major factors produce in users. It is cigarette smoking and tobacco use that take almost a half million American lives each year. It is the greed of big pharma. It is power-hungry politicians that sell themselves for campaign donations. It is the media, which would prefer to propagate a lie than the truth. In short, it is ungodliness. But the real problems have recently been hidden under the mask of “poor policing and rampant racism.”

To say America’s problem is people of a particular skin color is a confession of cluelessness, of blatant racism unmasked, of gross ignorance, and suggests groveling before the kings and queens of hypocrisy reigning in Hollywood and on the sports fields of the nation.

Did she think that would be a placating and healing remark? Would it bring understanding and togetherness? The fawning press couldn’t wait to publish her statement to add fuel to the fires burning down our cities during this the current crisis.

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Here’s that breath of common sense sanity:

The Patrick Perspective

Imagine you marry your middle school sweetheart, have four children in that marriage and raise four boys in the Lord, attend church regularly, train our children in competition, teach them conservative values and work hard for them to attend Christian, private and public schools….

Only to have a large group of black people called #BlackLivesMatter in black culture call you an Uncle Tom and your family a failure because we refuse to identify with their culture of failure, refuse to kneel and disrespect a flag or support black group think or black idolatry. We are called whitewashed and sellouts for building a legacy of success.

This is what I mean by the black culture of failure and the black community being the only community that degrades itself at the expense of themselves. Their culture glorifies the criminal, the drug dealer, the hiphopper, the porn stars, the godless athlete, the anti-Christ movie star, the gay TV host, the looters, and the rioters.

No one is calling them to repentance. Everyone, even their pastors pander to their #MoralRot because it’s big business to allow their culture of failure to continue. From failing schools to failed marriages. Progressives and Liberals are making a lot of money off of their failing culture.

The black culture of failure despises anyone that actually believes in succeeding at the American dream. They despise a family that’s intact. Children that speak proper English. My family is by no means perfect. We fail at times but we take full responsibility for our failures. We also take advantage of the opportunities afforded to us that our ancestors dreamed of. We refuse to be bitter. We refuse to associate with dead end movements. Most of all we refuse to be bullied by #BlackLivesMatter to compromise our faith in Jesus Christ and embrace groupthink.

And now America is on its knees. Kneeling to look good on social media. Kneeling to protect businesses from getting firebombed. Kneeling to save white lives, families, and communities from being destroyed. Local police and even the National Guard are kneeling to hopefully stop the rioting so that some semblance of society will remain. We are kneeling in fear, giving control to something sinister that we do not understand.

We believe #AllLivesMatter. We believe #JesusMatters. We will only kneel to God and confess Jesus is Lord.

Sincerely,

The Patrick Hamptons

https://patriotpost.us/articles/71203-white-guilt-exposing-a-hypocritical-approach-to-racism-2020-06-08

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Pastors’ Organization Calls Out U.S. Supreme Court Majority for “Legislating From the Bench” in LGBTQ Case

Houston, TX – U.S. Pastor Council, the inter-racial, inter-denominational organization of pastors whose Houston affiliate led the coalition to defeat an LGBTQIAP+ ordinance in Houston in 2015 which would have allowed biological males to use female’s private facilities among other grievances is “appalled” at today’s 6-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Bostock v. Clayton County the court redefining “sex” to include “sexual behavior.” The case involved the firing of several individuals allegedly because of their “sexual orientation” and in spite of the fact that Congress has never added those categories to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, six lawyers on the U.S. Supreme Court decided to do so.

“The claims of discrimination based on sexual behavior and now state of mind by the LGBTQIAP+ activists and that they have suffered the same such as Blacks in America has always been offensive and without merit,” said USPC in it’s statement. “The previous non-discrimination standards that required immutability, evidence of widespread and government induced denial of education and voting rights have been thrown out the window by these six activist judges,” they continued.

The pastors agreed with Justice Samuel Alito’s scathing dissent in which he states after pointing out that these provisions repeatedly failed to pass in Congress, Usurping the constitutional authority of the other branches, the Court has essentially taken H. R. 5’s provision on employment and issued it under the guise of statutory interpretation. A more brazen abuse of our authority to interpret statutes is hard to recall.”

According to the pastors, the ongoing clash between First Amendment rights of freedom of religious practice and expression and the ever-expanding scope of LGBTQIAP+ behavior categories has been dramatically elevated by this decision.  “Creating special rights based on unidentifiable and constantly changing behavior and mental illness such as gender dysphoria by this court must at some point reach a ‘final solution’ of exterminating religious freedom as the two are fundamentally incompatible,” the pastors stated.

They concluded by declaring “We will not remain silent while millions of Christians and other Americans of faith are criminalized and punished for the simple belief and practice of the faith and principles established by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and written irrevocably in the Bible as well as in our hearts through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

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Harry Potter author maligned

The social justice police are at it again. British author J.K. Rowling, known for writing the world famous Harry Potter books, triggered an avalanche of controversy over the weekend for affirming scientific views of gender and sex.

Although Rowling supports LGBT people, she said that maintaining the biological structure of gender and sex is vitally important—especially for LGBT people.

“If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth,” Rowling wrote. – The Blaze

Sorry, J.K., but some folks just can’t be placated.

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Last Words

Why do we need a vaccination for a virus when 99% recover with their own immune systems?

Are we being quarantined until there are no more germs in the world or until the election is over?

“Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” —James Wilson (1790)

JREnsey

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  1. God bless the Patrick Hamptons!
    And God bless J. R. Ensey for his research, his uncompromising stand–governmentally and scripturally–, and for reassuring us and encouraging us that “our Hope is built on nothing less than Jesus and His righteousness”!


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